Tree Farm certifications are done by trained inspecting foresters
who volunteer their time and expertise to certify family forest owners
who are practicing forestry in a sustainable manner.
To become a certified ATFS inspecting forester, individuals must
have graduated from a 4-year forestry curriculum and attend a half-day
training session. Sessions are offered at various times around the
If you are a forester who is interested in becoming involved in the
Washington Tree Farm Program, please send a message expressing your
interest to email@example.com and someone will contact you about the next training session.
Inspector of the YearEach
year, one inspector is named the Inspector of the Year and recognized
at the Awards Luncheon at the Washington Farm Forestry Association
Annual Meeting. Mike Nystrom,
Western Washington Stewardship Forester for the Department of Natural
Resources was named Inspector of the Year for 2012. Further
information is available in this DNR announcement of his recognition.
Doug Stinson, Washington Inspector of the Year for 2011, was recently named Western Region Inspector of the Year.
Updated:May 30, 2012